The Penza governor has congratulated the fellow countryman on returning from space
On Friday a capsule of the lander of the ship “ the Union “ has safely returned to the Earth with three cosmonauts onboard. Among them - the native of Penza Alexander Samokutjaev. The greeting to the fellow countryman was directed by the governor of the Penza region Vasily Botchkarev.
“ Warmly I congratulate you on safe returning to the native Earth! - it is told in circulation. - inhabitants of the Penza region by right are proud of the brave fellow countryman and its colleagues who have brought the worthy contribution to conquest of a space. I wish you kind health, well-being, happiness, the further successes in all affairs and undertakings “.
Alexander Samokutjaev has spent 164 days at the International space station. In this time he participated in ten research experiments. Most important of them was carried out under the program of space forecasting of acts of nature “ Hurricane “. It is remarkable that for communication Samokutjaev used a call sign “ Tarhany “ reminding of its small native land.
Alexander Samokutjaev was born on March, 13th 1970 in Penza. By a trade - the military pilot. In 2003 has been enlisted in group of cosmonauts. In December, 2010 has gone on the international space station. In July, 2011 has made the first extravehicular activity. samokutjaev became 200 - m the cosmonaut working on MKS.